Fronteras Desk News

Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards
Canada announced last Thursday it will impose new tariffs on steel imports, as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico continue to disagree on how to trade this important construction material.
Oct. 15, 2018
Mexico 68 Olympics Design Is Still Revered, Disputed
The Mexico City Olympic Games began 50 years ago, on Oct. 12. The Games’ vibrant visual identity became the icon of an era and a country, and the style is celebrated as a cornerstone for contemporary graphic design. But its success also brought an ongoing dispute between people from both sides of the border.
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of 1968 Olympics
Oct. 12, 2018
Pence Urges Migrants To Avoid ‘Dangerous’ Journey
Vice President Mike Pence urged would-be migrants in Central America to avoid the dangerous journey to cross illegally into the U.S.
Oct. 11, 2018
How Does Texas ICWA Decision Impact AZ Adoptions?
A federal judge in Texas last week said the landmark law that regulates adoptions of Native American children is unconstitutional. But non native couples who wish to adopt Native American kids in Arizona are hoping the ruling has some weight here.
Oct. 11, 2018
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of Olympics
An exhibit in Mexico City will show paintings made by children from all over the world for the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. The organizers have been looking for the now-adult artists for months, and while some of them have shown up, not a single American has been found.
Oct. 11, 2018
Texas Court Strikes Down ICWA Adoption Law
A federal judge in Texas on Oct. 4 struck down the landmark law that regulates adoptions of Native American children.The court’s decision stunned Native American rights advocates, who say it could have a destructive impact on tribal sovereignty.
Oct. 11, 2018
Cananea Wants To Be A ‘Pueblo Magico’
A city in Sonora known as the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution is hoping to use that history to draw more tourists. Cananea is vying for recognition as a magical town.
Oct. 11, 2018
Phoenix Church Steps In To Help Released Immigrants
Activists and faith leaders across Arizona are taking in large numbers of undocumented immigrant families who’ve been released by federal authorities, and a Phoenix church known for giving people sanctuary is among them.
Oct. 9, 2018
Abuse Allegations Led To Shelter Closure
A federal official says a shelter for undocumented immigrant children run by Southwest Key Programs was recently closed because of allegations that workers physically abused kids.
Oct. 9, 2018
Families Seek Asylum As New ICE Policy Takes Effect
As churches throughout Southern Arizona continue helping immigrants recently released from custody by the Trump Administration, asylum seekers continue to arrive at the Mexican border.
Oct. 9, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration
The U.S. State Department launched a new grant competition Tuesday to help build partnerships between U.S. and Mexican universities.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Protests No Access To Shelter Conference
About 20 people voiced their objection to not being allowed to attend an informal settlement conference Tuesday between state officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant children in Arizona.
Oct. 9, 2018
ICE Releasing Immigrant Families To Arizona Churches
The federal government quietly started releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families into the United States this past weekend, and social workers across Arizona described a chaotic process that started on Saturday.
Oct. 8, 2018
GAO: Tribes Digital Divide Larger Than FCC Estimated
A recent Government Accountability Office report found tribes have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the country.
Oct. 8, 2018
More Auctions Of Sacred Tribal Items Planned
At least three auctions — two in France, one in New Jersey — in coming weeks list Native American ceremonial artifacts that tribes say are not for sale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Pence To Attend Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration
Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of Mexico’s new president in December, an early signal of how the two administrations will get along, according to some experts.
Oct. 8, 2018
Five Police Killed In Guaymas
In what is being called a purposeful and premeditated attack, five police officers were killed in the coastal city of Guaymas, Sonora, on Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 5, 2018
Natural Gas Exports To Expand Through South AZ Pipeline
Federal regulators gave approval Monday for a pipeline in southern Arizona to start carrying more natural gas to Mexico.
Oct. 5, 2018
One Arizona Makes Push Ahead Of Voter Reg. Deadline
Midnight Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November elections, and a coalition of activist groups called One Arizona is making a final push to get as many people as possible signed up to cast ballots.
Oct. 5, 2018
Feds Close Southwest Key Programs Shelter
Federal officials have closed a West Valley shelter for immigrant kids, according to the facility's operator. The shelter is run by Southwest Key Programs, which already faces a legal effort by the state to take away it's licenses.
Southwest Key Worker Convicted As Federal Investigation Continues
Oct. 5, 2018